All-terrain vehicles allow mankind to navigate such geographical wonders as the Grand Canyon, the redwood forest, and the elusive spot between a rock and a hard place. Access uncharted metaphors with today’s Groupon: for $73, you get two seats on an all-terrain Pinzgauer tour of Jim Thorpe from All-Terrain Pinzgauer Tours (up to a $139.90 total value). Tours leave at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day except Tuesday from June through September, and on Fridays and Saturdays from October through December.
Captained by experienced, trained drivers, All-Terrain Pinzgauer Tours strap groups of 4–22 adventurers into high-mobility military vehicles to explore the wilderness of Jim Thorpe. During the excursion, rugged Pinzgauer pilots share local history and wildlife trivia as they motor through creeks, past gingerbread houses, over boulders, and down the Hades Hollow mountainside. Partway through the 3.5-hour tour, passengers lace up their boots and trek through the woods of Bear Run until they near Rattlesnake Bluff. During an interlude at Blue Lake, tour members munch on snacks and wash them down with water before hunting for fossils and Benjamin Franklin’s discarded pipes. After ten miles of Pinzing up and down sheer slopes, splashing through streams, and snapping photos of verdant vistas, travelers are safely returned to the world of civilian vehicles. Any items that passengers bring along must be kept in their laps, limiting carry-ons to cameras, binoculars, and teddy bears.